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5 from 3 votes

Bolognese Sauce!

Hearty Tomato Sauce with Ground Beef, Veal, Pork, and Italian Sausage
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
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Total Time4 hrs 30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Bolognese, Tomato Sauce, Spaghetti Sauce, Italian Cuisine, Gluten Free, Dairy Free
Servings: 12


  • 1 lb Ground Beef, Pork, and Veal
  • 1 ib Ground/Bulk Sweet Italian Sausage Use Hot if you want to give it a kick
  • 7 Oz Mirepoix (Diced onion, celery and carrots)
  • 4 Cloves Garlic Diced
  • 4 48 oz Cans of Crushed Tomatoes I use Tuttorosso
  • 2 48 oz Cans Tomato Sauce for a softer finish I use Tuttorosso
  • 2 Tbs Chopped Basil
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 2 Tbs Olive Oil


  • Heat a large stockpot on medium and add olive oil
  • Saute Mirepoix 3-5 minutes until tender
  • Add diced Garlic and saute another 1-2 minutes, adding salt and pepper as you go
  • At this point, you can either add the meat with the veggies, or remove the veggies, brown the meat then add the veggies back
  • Once the meat is browned and combined with the veggies, add the cans of crushed tomatoes and tomato sauce.
  • Bring sauce to a boil
  • Reduce the heat to a low simmer for several hours to cook down the acid in the crushed tomatoes.
  • Taste your sauce to see if it needs more salt and pepper. About 15 minutes before serving add the chopped basil.